N623 - Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers (2 Day)

Course Overview
This two-day course is designed to provide non-engineering petroleum industry technical and non-technical professionals with a thorough overview of most key aspects of petroleum engineering technology and its applications. The course addresses engineering issues ranging from initial involvement with explorationists, reserves evaluation and field development, production optimization, and all the aspects of well drilling. The sessions will focus on relevant and practical issues, including real case studies. The course is aimed at non-engineering professionals involved in the oil industry.

Participants will learn to:
•	Learn about an overview of the industry and how the roles of different professional disciplines are
        integrated to generate development plans.
•	Understand subsurface geology to learn how economic  oil/gas fields are formed and discovered.
•	Basic review of rock and fluid properties.
•	How wells are drilled.  The function of the drilling rig various equipment.
•	Learn about completion techniques for vertical and horizontal wells to allow for safe operation and to 
        control production.
•	How engineers/geologists determine oil/gas reserves, which define the value of E&P companies.
•	How to diagnose production problem and perform remedial action.
•	The application of different Enhanced Oil Recovery EOR schemes and benefits.
•	How economic analysis is performed to confirm that proposed projects will economic benefits.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
4-Sep-19 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,695 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Review of the Main Components of Field Development
  • Reservoir Geology, Reservoir Rocks and Trapping Mechanisms
  • The Drilling Rig, Surface and Down Hole Equipment
  • Horizontal and Deviated Well Drilling
  • Well Completion Techniques Including Cementing and Well Stimulation
  • Review of Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Reservoir Drives and Impact on Expected Performance
  • In-Place Hydrocarbons and Reserves Determination
  • Reservoir Delineation and Development
  • Production Operations and Optimization
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Schemes, Including Planning and Design
  • Economics

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Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and internationally, including projects in Libya, Yemen, Iran, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Columbia, and Argentina, with special expertise in reservoir engineering/management with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields. Other interests include well test planning and analysis using state of the art commercially-available software; the implementation of secondary and tertiary recovery schemes; and technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures. For the past 25 years, Mr. Ibrahim has been a worldwide recognized instructor covering a wide range of petroleum engineering topics. He graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1973, and obtained a post-graduate diploma from the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1983. Saad is a member of the APEGA, and the SPE.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
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April 28, 2017, Owner, Calgary
This course is very good in that it expands your knowledge to no end about the industry from start to finish.
September 10, 2015, Senior Financial Reporting Accountant, Calgary
The course was very well taught and provided a good overview for those with limited knowledge of the subject matter.
September 11, 2015, Senior Market Analyst, Calgary
Overall, quite good and informative. About as in depth as a non-technical person could handle. My only recommendations would be to update some of the material and use more 3d animations to show the processes. In particular, drilling and completions, it's hard to envision some of this stuff in 2d
September 17, 2015, Capital Analyst, Calgary
The course 'Introduction to Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers' was a very fascinating course. It provided a detailed level of analysis without being too data centric. I have already recommended this course to colleagues.
September 3, 2014, Leader, Analysis and Planning, Calgary
Great course which provides a comprehensive overview of the PE process. Highly recommended for anyone who is not exposed to the Upstream.
September 3, 2014, Regulatory Analyst, Calgary
This is a very helpful course to understand the role of a petroleum engineer. Technical concepts are explained very clearly by an instructor with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
September 10, 2014, Joint Venture Analyst, Calgary
There was a lot of great information in this course, some I had already touched upon and even more information to solidify my understanding on the topics. A great overview.
October 3, 2014, Manager, Subsurface Applications, Calgary
About half of the first day's material overlaps in many areas with the Introduction to Geology for Non-Geologists course. Keep this in mind if you've taken that course and are looking into this one.
November 14, 2013, Research Technologist, Calgary
The course is excellent for individuals who aren't engineers. It covers some of the basics and some topics in details about petroleum engineering. The course was helpful in regards to the current experiments that I running and will also help me better understand for my future experiments. I am glad I took the time out and did this course. The Instructor was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job explaining topics in details.
November 14, 2013, CFO, Calgary
A very good introduction to Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers. The course moves at a good pace with real life examples of the material being presented. Highly recommended!
November 14, 2013, Routine Applications, Calgary
Enjoyed learning from project conception to workover & stimulation and everything in between.
November 15, 2013, Director CDN Content Operations, Calgary
The instructor provided relevant real-world examples of material. This was an excellent overview that provided me additional context and clarity for my existing knowledge, and helped filled in knowledge gaps that I wasn't even aware that I'd had.
November 20, 2013, Sr. Business Development Rep., Calgary
Saad does a very good job of combining lecture, printed material and videos to enhance the learning of students.